WBHM has won awards for reporting on crime trends and commentary, bringing its award total this year to 10.
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The series, "Searching for Safetown", about crime trends in the Birmingham metro area, was named Best Public Affairs Reporting and won the top overall prize in the radio division in the 58th annual Green Eyeshade awards competition conducted by the Society of Professional Journalists.
Contributors included News Director Tanya Ott, Morning Edition Host Steve Chiotakis, All Things Considered Host Andrew Yeager, freelancers Les Lovoy and Gigi Douban, intern Davis Haines and Program Director Michael Krall.
The national Public Radio News Directors Inc. competition recognized Les Lovoy's insightful examination of the "Entitlement Generation" as the Best Commentary in public radio reporting.
Earlier this year, WBHM/WSGN won eight Alabama Associated Press awards, two RTNDA Edward R. Murrow awards, and the MASA Douglas L. Cannon Broadcast Journalism Award for Excellence in Medical Writing.
"We have a very strong commitment to local news and information," said WBHM General Manager Mike Morgan. "WBHM continues to be one of the premier news organizations in Alabama. We have one of the top news teams in public radio, and we are committed to expanding our efforts to provide quality news and information to North Central Alabama."
As "Your NPR News Station" WBHM serves the Birmingham area and North Central Alabama at 90.3 FM.